Upcoming Events at Ravine Gardens

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4th of July Wagon Tours @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Park Office, 386-329-3721

Located in the Central region at:
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177

Take a guided wagon tour around the beautiful ravine at Ravine Gardens State Park!  Learn about the history of the ravine and the park, as well as the plants, animals and ecosystems that make Ravine Gardens a diverse place to visit.

Additional Information:

There will be four tours, departing at 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m.  Tours last approximately 30 minutes and will start from the front of the Roy E. Campbell Civic Center.  Each tour is limited to 20 participants.

Participation Requirements

Junior Ranger Academy @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Park Office, 386-329-3721

Located in the Central region at:
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177

Discover what it means to be a Park Ranger at our Junior Ranger Academy!  Visit Ravine Gardens State Park any time on Saturday, July 18th between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to pick up a Junior Ranger packet.  Participants can take the packets home to complete at a later date, or complete them at the park with the help of a Ranger!  Complete all activities to earn a certificate and member card, good for one free entry into any Florida State Park!  Additional activities that are completed can earn you a badge, patch or pin.

Junior Ranger packets can also be picked up in the park office Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Costume Run @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 8:00am to 11:00am EDT

Entry fees are $15 (under 18) and $20 for adults if paid before October 23rd, 2015.

Race day registration entry fees are $25 per runner.

Regular park entry fees will apply for spectators and visitors.

More Information:
Park Office, 386-329-3721

Located in the Central region at:
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177

Join the Friends of Ravine Gardens for their 2nd Annual Costume Run!  The course is completely within Ravine Gardens State Park.  This 3K/6K Fun Run and Walk will be held on the historic scenic drive, a tree-canopied loop following the rim of 120-foot ravines, dipping to the bottom and climbing back up for a truly challenging event.  We will have professional chip timing on this USA Track and Field-certified course.  All registrants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag, which are included in the registration fee.  The race begins at 8 a.m. with an award ceremony to follow.

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female overall finishers.  Also, the top male and female in the following age groups in the 3K and 6K will receive awards: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

Participants wearing the top three costumes will also receive prizes!

Additional Information:

All proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of Ravine Gardens, Inc.

Post-race refreshments and water will be provided.

Packet pick-up for racers is on Friday, October 24 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the park office, or on race morning starting at 7 a.m.  Register early to ensure t-shirt size and availability.  Register on our website or in the park office Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. in the Civic Center lobby.

Participation Requirements